Friday, October 28, 2011
It has been nearly two months now since Garret returned to the states from Iraq. I haven't gotten to give him a hug yet, or even see him in person, but that is okay. For now, it is enough to know that he is no longer in the war zone. This is the picture his wife took of him on the way from the airport to their home. Think he is glad to be back?
He sent us a few pictures while he was gone, and I am looking forward to seeing more when we can visit, hopefully, in the Spring. I want to hear more about his experiences, too, although because of the nature of his job, there will be a lot of things he will not be able to share with us.
Their first child is expected near Thanksgiving, and they have been busy preparing for her arrival. I am not sure which one of them is the most excited.
Kate, nee Kalee, has been busy making all kinds of delicious things from the apples they have picked at nearby orchards, and she has lots of good food put up for the winter. Can't wait to taste her homemade applesauce and apple butter.
This is such a special time for them, and while I wish we lived closer so we could share in it more, I do think though, that maybe it is even more special for them to live through this without nosy and interferring grandparents. lol Now, I did offer to act as mid-wife as I have had experience in helping with the birth of puppies, but alas, my offer was turned down. Maybe next time. (but I'm not holding my breath)